another fashion week has come and gone, bringing all kinds of gorgeous beauty trends to the scene for spring 2016. this season had some of my favorite looks to date and i love to see brands and artists pushing the envelope for new and exciting shapes and applications.
here are just a few of my top picks:
- barely-there face makeup.
almost every single runway featured nearly nude, fresh-faced models sporting some major glow. more than ever this season, i saw designers celebrating the individual girl instead of turning their model lineup into carbon copies. How refreshing! a quick glance and you’d think these girls were going makeup-free, but a look backstage into the artists’ kits told us otherwise.
to get seemingly flawless skin while still letting your individual freckles and tone shine through, reach for something like boots botanics radiance balm all bright. it delivers a smooth and radiant base, erasing the effects of fatigue and stress on your skin. it gives my face an instant lift and i love wearing it on its own.
if you want to help your skin along while you sleep, add a couple of drops of boots botanics triple age renewal smoothing facial oil. it restores moisture loss and nourishes skin, helping you to wake up with that youthful visage we all so desperately crave. this will give you some added confidence to let your skin shine through next season.
- desert goddess bronze
while most designers stayed away from heavy contour, the scene at alice & olivia had a sunny look featuring gold encrusted eye makeup and a softly shaped and shaded face. the makeup artist used a bronze shade above the cheekbones and on the bridge of the nose to give the effect of sun gleaming off the skin. love that!
get your own sun-kissed glow by picking up no7 perfectly bronzed mosaic bronzer. you can blend a mix of shades together to get a customized color, then grab an angled brush and apply it to the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits.
- modern classic nails
mani monday looks extra fresh for spring. my favorite looks were simple, yet bold – like the spring garden mauve used at ulla johnson. it’s pretty and super easy to do at home with a shade like essie romper room. i love essie because you get gorgeous color saturation in one coat. to match the spring runways, finish it up with a matte topcoat to give it that modern edge.
- pop art eyes
it’s always refreshing to see some color on the lash line. artists swiped a gorgeous royal blue eye paint onto the models at marc jacobs and monique lhuillier opted for an electric green. to make this trend a bit more wearable, you can choose something like circa beauty vivid vinyl eye lining fluid in blue topaz and shape a dramatic cat eye. it’s strong and sultry, the perfect complement to a girly spring ensemble.
if you’re even bolder you can venture into a pomegranate eye like shown at SUNO. the backstage artists used a lip gloss to get the look, but i’m a fan of more traditional formulas. you want the vibe to be unfinished so i like colour prevails eye shimmer powder in ruby rust. the addition of mica brings a brightness that will mirror the lip gloss effect without going all of the way.
as i’ve said before, spring beauty is always my favorite. this season, i think these unexpected trends balance out spring fashion beautifully – bringing some edge to what is typically a whimsical and feminine season.
which one will you try first?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.